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Taron Dunn placed second in the finals of the men's triple jump on Friday at the ASU Invitational.
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UALR Captures Five First-Place Finishes at ASU Invitational
UALR Sports Information
Release: 01/25/2013

JONESBORO, Ark. - The UALR men's and women's indoor track and field teams captured five first-place finishes at the ASU Invitational on Friday at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Caleb Hanson earned two of the Trojans' five first-place finishes on the day, winning both the mile and 5,000m runs.

Hanson paced three UALR finishers in the mile run. Hanson won the event in 4:19.80, while Nathan Carr placed fourth in 4:29.81 and Brendon Tucker finished fifth in 4:31.39. Emma Dahl completed the event sweep for the Trojans by earning victory in the women's mile run in a time of 5:10.79.

Hanson went on to also win the men's 5,000m run (15:08.17), while teammate Shaun Koehn (15:28.44) placed third.

Marissa DeLaPaz took the top spot in the women's 5,000m run (18:43.71), while Tori Copeland (19:31.02) placed third and Mackenzie Bloom (19:31.19) finished fourth.

Rickard Gunnarson picked up the final win of the day for the Trojans. Gunnarson placed first (1:53.16) and teammate Alex Ebmeyer (1:56.39) placed second in the men's 800m run.

In other running events, Felix Maritim placed seventh in the 3,000m run (8:57.29), and Casey Lane placed eighth in the men's 400m dash (51.23). Tachara Thomas placed 15th in the women's 200m dash (26.31). Ashtin Boykin placed 19th in women's 100m dash (1:02.37).

In the field events, Jason Belt picked up a third-place finish in the finals of the men's weight throw (17.53m), and Taron Dunn placed second in the finals of the men's triple jump (14.49m). Victor Shores also placed 11th in the men's triple jump (13.22m).

Melissa Chunn placed 11th in the women's shot put with a throw of 11.41m. Troy Smith placed 13th in the final of the men's high jump (1.85m). Victor Shores placed 17th in the finals of the men's long jump (5.92m).

UALR returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 9, when the Trojans travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn., to compete in the Valentine Invitational.

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